- 255 pages
- To an Early Grave
- Wallace Markfield
- 25 October 2018 Wallace Markfield
When Leslie Braverman Passes Away At The Early Age Of 41, Four Of His Closest Friends Are Reunited On An Odyssey Through The Streets Of Brooklyn In A Beat Up Volkswagen Searching For The Funeral Parlor In A Series Of Fits, Starts And Wrong Turns, The Comedic Banter That Suffuses The Journey Of These Four Jewish Proponents Of New Criticism And Little Magazine Writing Is Quietly Transformed Into A Quest For The Intellectual, Emotional And Sentimental Aura Of The Past.The Basis For The 1968 Movie Bye Bye Braverman, To An Early Grave Is A Testament To The Exuberant Inventiveness Of Wallace Markfield S Writing.
Wallace Markfield 1926 2002 was one of the most important Jewish American writers of the twentieth century His novel To an Early Grave was adapted into the film Bye, Bye Braverman, directed by Sidney Lumet, and he was also the author of Teitlebaum s Window, You Could Live If They Let You, and Radical Surgery.